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|12-07-2010 02:04 PM|
Originally Posted by denny6006 View Post
I just ordered that exact same jacket from Leather up. Not sure what size you are, but I am a 56 chest. I ordered the 5XL and it was too small. It was also pretty cheaply made. One of the wrist zippers came apart the first time I closed it. I sent it back and went and bought one here I could try on first. Worth the extra $$ for that.
Now, I have a friend who just got a different even cheaper leather jacket from them and he loves it. He also wear's much smaller size that I do. One other thing, and I'm not sure how to check this in advance, but the jacket my friend got was made in Pakistan. The one I got was made in China. I think there is a huge difference.
The larger sizes on motorcycle gear is a joke. I wear a 2XL shirt. To order a 5XL jacket and have it be too small is friggin ludricious. Rant over.
|12-07-2010 01:58 PM|
Nah they are not chinese mate.
I was looking to import them to where I live so I did a bit of homework.
They are actually taylored in Pakistan so you can imagine how the cheap work force lowers the prices. They have lots of cows there too so I suppose they ain't short of the raw material either. The leather quality is absolutely worth what you pay for. A friend of mine bought one for about USD100 off of Pakistani a shop in Malaysia and it comes with full armor. Looks pretty sharp too. At 1.2mm leather thickness it really was a bargain.
I once crashed a bike at about 60mph and I was wearing something similar to those at the time. With no armor/padding. I walked out of the crash with a small scratch on my elbow. That thing truly saved my butt in that crash. PLUS, the Jacket was not torn in the crash. Just a bit scratched and it is not even visible.
If anyone is tight on budget, I absolutely recommend the leather from the site. Those stuff are totally safer than the chinese crap made of anything but genuine leather.
|12-06-2010 06:46 PM|
notice no brand names there...(The few I did recconginse where empty..Bell and Harley Davidson)
Kinda seems to be chinese stuff?
Not knocking the site, just saying you get what you pay for?
|12-06-2010 06:18 PM|
Ya'll are gonna love me for this one,
Check out this website for great leather deals:
I've never found anything more affordable than what this website has got to offer over the entire web.
|11-07-2010 06:43 AM|
|OldBikeNewRider||You got me thinking on that one http://www.leatherup.com/p/Mens-Moto...ml#sizingchart plus $129 is in my price range|
|11-06-2010 08:07 PM|
great, thanks for all the reply's.
i didn't think a M/C jacket would be to comfortable for everyday use, due to the arms being so long and 'pre-bent' and the armor. my Tourmaster isn't an everyday jacket either.
but i did like this one from the LeatherUp.com link.
i'll give it a couple days to mull it over and probably go with that one until i see the Scout on a 1/2 price sale somewhere.
|11-06-2010 06:37 PM|
I'm going to try the Scorpion All In leather jacket from Newenough. They are on closeout for $139.00 and ship for free. The jackets have armour and reflective piping for better visability. I have a Scorpion burnout textile jacket that is actually warmer than my Milwaukee leather jacket, and I hope the All in will be warmer than either. The lining is removable, and the coat has vents to make it more versatile.
It might be worth a look.
Firstgear stuff that I have seen looked well made and comfortable. It should work well for you if that's what you decide. It's a good looking jacket.
|11-06-2010 12:52 PM|
Originally Posted by electrum View Post
I do not own this particular jacket, but did try one on. I ended up buying a heavier grade waterproof textile jacket instead...for alot less money...that I think will be much warmer (and be more visable).
I love leather, but untill I can afford an Aerostich Transit suit:
I'll stick with my waterproof, breathable , high vis textile gear.
The Scout is a really nice jacket, but I would not suggest is as a winter -off the bike coat.
|11-06-2010 04:20 AM|
|KIMMERLING||Those jackets look cool. I like the brown or distressed ones.|
|11-06-2010 01:04 AM|
Originally Posted by OldBikeNewRider View Post
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